Colorado

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August 23, 2017

Watch Colorado's Self-Driving Work Zone Truck

The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled a self-driving work zone vehicle designed to advance safety for roadway maintenance crews. Positioned behind road construction crews in order to protect workers from the traveling public, the Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle increases work zone safety by removing the driver from a truck that is actually designed to be hit.

August 21, 2017

Colo. DOT Debuts Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) unveiled the world's first self-driving work zone vehicle designed to improve safety for road maintenance crews. The vehicle is positioned behind road construction crews to protect workers from the traveling public.

December 9, 2016

Colorado Announces Energy-Transfer Highway Project

The Colorado State Department of Transportation is working with private partners to explore the development of an energy-transfer highway segment.

September 2, 2016

A Different Approach to Runaway Trucks [video]

The Colorado Motor Carrier Association is recommending the state DOT to adopt a new type of truck runaway ramp on I-70's Straight Creek Canyon and on Wolf Creek Pass on U.S. 160. The systems work in a similar manner to aircraft carriers with nets that slow planes as they return to the ship. The systems have proven very successful and require less space. CMCA shared this video from the Wyoming DOT, which is using the system successfully.

February 3, 2016

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

December 14, 2015

Colorado Adds Corrosion Inhibitors to De-icers This Winter

The Colorado Department of Transportation is adding a bio-based corrosion inhibitor to the salt brines used for de-icing to reduce the potential damage to vehicles and roads this winter.

November 17, 2015

Legal Pot in Colorado: How it's Affected Trucking

It’s been almost two years since Colorado officially legalized marijuana. With other states considering similar measures, Colorado Motor Carrier Association President Greg Fulton reflects on the law and its impact on the trucking industry.

November 10, 2015

New Colorado Laws to Reduce Winter Wrecks

The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.

September 25, 2015

Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

July 30, 2015

Republic Adds 17 CNG Refuse Trucks in Denver

Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area, the waste management company announced.

February 18, 2015

FMCSA Orders Small Carrier Shut Down Due to Safety Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared a small Aurora, Colorado-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it immediately shut down on Feb. 12, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

December 1, 2014

McCandless Truck Center Acquires Hanson International

The McCandless Truck Center International dealership group acquired Hanson International of Western Colorado, a commercial truck dealer with two dealerships in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colo.

September 29, 2014

TA Buys Historic Johnson's Corner Truckstop

TravelCenters of America is buying the historic Johnson's Corner truckstop in Johnston, Colorado, and rebranding it as a Petro Stopping Centers.

September 15, 2014

Guest Commentary: Why Governments Should Recruit Trucking and Logistics Companies

We're turning over "All That's Trucking" today to Greg Fulton, president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, who wants to know, why don't state governments worry about keeping or attracting trucking and logistics companies the way they would a high-tech company?

August 7, 2014

I-25 in Denver Closing This Weekend Due to 'Gap Lane Project'

Get ready for Denver’s version of “carmageddon” or "truckpocalypse" this weekend, when there will be a shutdown of part of Interstate 25 in the city’s southwest section. It's because of the I-25 Gap Lane Project, where crews are working to add a fourth northbound lane.

July 21, 2014

Colorado Adding Temporary Express Lanes to Crowded Part of I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.

June 18, 2014

GM Claims Highest Power Ratings for Midsize Colorado/Canyon

Horsepower and torque ratings announced by General Motors will make its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups the most powerful in the midsized truck segment, the company claims.

June 9, 2014

Love’s Opens Two New Locations

Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations, one in Dodge City, Kan., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 400, 56 and 283; the other in Grand Junction, Colo., off I-70, at exit 26.

May 20, 2014

Colorado Household Mover Sentenced for Fraud

The owner of a Colorado-based moving company was sentenced earlier this month to nearly three years home confinement following him pleading guilty last year to charges of defrauding customers.

May 5, 2014

'Clean Trucks Bill' Approved in Colorado

A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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